Chris Kelly passed on a link to an interview with WWE star CM Punk in the Pensacola News Journal. Here are some of the highlights.
On working big main event WWE tag team matches at live events:
“Normally, I?m in singles matches. As a fan, I always enjoyed watching matches with guys teaming up. It’s always fun, and I think fans enjoy the camaraderie. I?m decent friends with both John Cena and Jeff Hardy, who are probably two of the biggest superstars in the WWE. We?re different personalities, but we get along great.”
On his version of what the “CM” in CM Punk stands for:
“I hear that a lot. I think it’s cool that the fans get to play around and come up with different versions. I was born and raised in Chicago, so I like to say it’s ‘Chicago Made.'”
On being known as the “Straightedge Superstar”:
“Straightedge is a subculture started by kids in hardcore (punk) music. I stay away from drugs, smoking, alcohol ? all the things that could hinder you in life. I was straightedge before I knew what it was. I read about it and found out there were more kids out there like me. I?m proud to be straightedge, I?ve got it tattooed all over my body. It’s a very relevant commitment to myself and something I?m proud of.”
On his finishing move:
“I pick the guy up in a fireman’s carry, boost him over my head and throw him down. As he’s falling toward the mat, I knee him directly in the face. It’s called ?go to sleep? because they wouldn?t allow me to call it the ?go to hell.? It knocks guys out.”
To check out the full interview, click here.